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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 13, 2005 12:56am
Forum: etree Subject: Recommendations for "best of" Dead tunes

Hi...

I'm trying to put together a kind of "best of" of songs available from shows on this excellent site, and would appreciate recommendations for any kick-ass versions (inlcuding good sound quality) of the following:

Birdsong...preferably one that stretches and contains amazing garcia riffs.

Esau...Row Jimmy...Cassidy (the longer the better), Shakedown, and Ramble on Rose.

Any and all help appreciated!

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Poster: *Merlin* Date: Jul 14, 2005 1:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Row Jimmy: 6/14/91 is a majestic version and is my favorite. The fatman delivers, great midi horn sounds in this one. And I'd have to agree that 8/16/91 is a special show. Maybe not top 5 but the Dark Star in the first set and Scarlet>Victim>Fire are beautiful.

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Poster: bonk Date: Jul 13, 2005 2:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Brent Era stuff
Birdsong///6-8-90!!!!wow
B.Esau//i will have to think about that one
R.jimmy//7-4-89
Cassidy//7-12-90
Shakedown/6-30-85

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jul 13, 2005 2:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Bird Song: 9/27/72 (Dicks Picks 11)
Row Jimmy: 2/28/73 (Dicks Picks 28)
Shakedown: 12/11/1979 or 10/31/79
Cassidy: 5/9/77

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Poster: US Blues Date: Jul 13, 2005 9:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Ramblin' Rose- 10.17.74 (Great Scarlet, too).
Shakedown- 9.16.78 Egypt, not fully developed (2nd time played), but Jerry jams off into the dunes on a camel. One can hear the influence of local refreshments on this one.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 13, 2005 8:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Bird Song-- 07-31-1971, 08-27-1972 (the King), 06-22-1973, 03-07-1981 (17 minutes of great fluid Garcia jamming), 08-30-1985, 12-31-1987, 03-29-1990, 09-22-1993

Shakedown Street--06-30-1985 (the best), 12-31-1984, 03-27-1985, 08-28-1981, 10-25-1979, 11-24-1978

Row Jimmy--03-20-1977, 08-04-1982, 08-30-1985, 12-16-1986, 06-21-1989, 12-31-1990 (check out Phil's bass lines), 09-20-1993

Esau--06-20-1983, 10-28-1985

Cassidy--07-23-1994 (great, great version), 09-10-1991, 05-27-1993 (uncle john's sandwich), 05-06-1981

Ramble on Rose--09-28-1972, 07-08-1978, 12-31-1978, 09-26-1981, 05-21-1995 (seriously)

This post was modified by stratocaster on 2005-07-13 09:05:24

This post was modified by stratocaster on 2005-07-13 15:19:26

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Poster: jstraw626 Date: Jul 13, 2005 7:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes


I don't see a Cassidy on 7/26/1994

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 13, 2005 8:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

my bad, it's 07-23-1994 Soldier Field...awesome version

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Poster: timbenschoter Date: Jul 13, 2005 4:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

i noticed that shoreline 08-16-91 was not mentioned this by far is on the top 5 shows for me also 05-25-77.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 13, 2005 4:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

this is about tunes, not shows...

08-16-1991 really in your top 5?

may not even be a top 10 show for 1991, but hey, whatever works...

check out

03-21-1991, 04-01-1991, 06-14-1991, 06-17-1991, 09-10-1991, 09-22-1991, 09-26-1991, 10-31-1991, 12-28-1991

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Poster: timbenschoter Date: Sep 4, 2005 2:10am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Thanks strat for your reply I am kinda new and not scared to admit it. However I will recant my top 5 shows since I have discovered the winterland and barton hall runs of 77' also have discovered greek theater of 83'. How bout 12-31-72?

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 13, 2005 2:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Recommendations for 'best of' Dead tunes

Thanks Strato (and all other respondents)...for the thorough listings...You guys are the best...I've got a lot of DL=ing to do (and am looking fwd to every minute)...what an amazing site this is for those of us who were on the bus (and those who still are!)
GC